Music History for
1719 - Author Sir John Hawkins was born. He was the author of "The General History" which was the first history of music book in English.
1902 - Composer Sir William Turner Walton was born.
1936 - Composer Richard Rodney Bennett was born.
1951 - "The King and I" opened on Broadway.
1962 - Gene Chandler received a gold record for "Duke of Earl."
1966 - The Rolling Stones played a concert at L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, Paris, France. About 85 people were arrested for rioting after the show.
1973 - Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show appeared on the cover of
1980 - The BeeGees were sued by a Chicago man for plagiarism of
the song "How Deep Is Your Love." The BeeGees won the case
1988 - Madonna debuted on Broadway in "Speed The Plow."
1998 - Shania Twain began her first headlining tour in her Canadian homeland in Sudbury, Ontario.
2009 - "Guitar Hero: Metallica" was released.